Advancing Albion  

It’s a challenge to do great things. It’s the catalyst to prepare our students for success. It’s inspiration for all to make a difference.

The impact of every gift is clear for those students who benefit. However, their power reaches far beyond that. Gifts to Albion College make an impact on both students and those who give. You can feel it on our campus—among the classrooms, labs, playing fields and beyond. Through the annual luncheon celebrating Stockwell Society members and endowed scholarship donors, you can see it. In the stories below, you can read about the significant role these generous gifts play in the Albion College story.

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Launching Dreams, and Reflecting on Their Own

Vulgamore Hall with the Rock in foreground on the Albion College Quadrangle.
Four alums talk about what they are setting in motion and propelling forward through their gifts to the Albion College Fund and Briton Scholarship Fund.

For Katherine Shindel, ’67, ‘Albion Opened My World’

Retired Air Force Chaplain Col. Kathy Shindel, '67
The retired Air Force chaplain, who attained the rank of colonel, has made gifts to the Albion College Fund for nearly four decades. “I’ve made my pledges over the years because I wanted other students to have the opportunity I had,” she says.

The Places You'll Go: Greenhalgh Gift Opens Travel Possibilities to More Students

Susan and Stephen Greenhalgh, '75 '74

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A new endowed gift from Stephen and Susan Brochu Greehalgh, '74 '75, will offer a greater opportunity for students with financial need to take part in faculty-sponsored academic trips. "I believe that experiential learning can make all the difference in a liberal arts education," Stephen Greenhalgh said.

Barbara Weiskittel, '83, Knows She Can Always Come Home

Barbara Weiskittel, Albion College Class of 1983

Barbara Weiskittel, Albion College Class of 1983
One of the 2019 Commencement speakers, Barbara Weiskittel, '83, was born and raised in Albion and the city and College have remained important to her since. Indeed, over the years she has made significant gifts to Albion's Big Read, Build Albion Fellows, the restoration of downtown Albion and more. “I want the school and the community together to grow and thrive," she says.

Game, Set, Match

Keith Roberts, Albion College Class of 1981
Cheering the Britons on to victory comes naturally for Keith Roberts, ’81. His new avenue for Albion support—a $1.5 million matching gift to create endowed scholarships—is a clear winning strategy.

A Professor's Heartfelt Legacy

Larry Steinhauer
”We never talked about making a gift,” Sarah Steinhauer says. “But as soon as [Larry] died, I had this very strong sense that I wanted to do something for the College. I had no idea what, but as I talked to Institutional Advancement, it became clear that I wanted a scholarship for the Honors Program.”

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